The flashing candle and flashing 13-1, 13-0 won't go away because the machine thinks that
you're still performing the [13-1] door closed input test.
Press the Test switch one time.
You will see a  in the Winner Paid display window, then close the door.
The display should go out and then come back on as the game is ready for play.
The bottom half of you top-box candle will still be flashing rapidly.
Now what it's telling you is that the door was recently opened.
Completion of 1 full game will make the flashing lower half of the candle stop.
In the future, for kicks, watch your "Coins Played" window.
The number that's in there will change to a zero whenever the door is physically opened.
It will go back to whatever number was in there before you opened the door.
This assures you that the door optics are fully working!
If you're seeing that number change to a zero whenever the door is open, the problem lies with something else.
If it's not taking coins, check the coin comparator, coin- in optics and make sure that you're using the right sandwiched encoder guide for the size of your coin.
Also, the sample coin in the comparator must match the coin you're dropping in.
You can also adjust the coin sensitivity dial on the coin comparator.
Turn the dial fully counter-clockwise all the way then turn it clockwise a quarter of a turn
and try dropping a coin through.
Coin-In optics: Pushing the little Service Coin button on the optic boards while the door is open does NOT mean the coin -in optics are fully functioning - all that you're doing is adding a credit to the machine for testing purposes.
Usually for the hopper operation or reel check.
The encoder guide sandwiched between the coin-in optic boards under the coin comparator needs to be the correct guide for the coin that you're using.
The coin must pass through 3 optical beams to register a credit signal back to the MPU.
We're seeing a lot of S+'s that were being used as a high denomination coin towards it's final life on the casino floors and many times they used large tokens or dollar coins - the coin guides were the large ones.
So when the homeowner gets the machine and tries to use a nickel or quarter - we get horrible coin acceptance problems.
Finally, if your coin-in optics input tests ( Try the [11-1] and [12-1] tests) check out okay.
Oh!... this is how you check, pull off the coin comparator and wiggle something the size of a popsicle stick down in the between the coin-in optics boards. The "1" will change to a "0" meaning its good.
If okay, then check the coin comparator fully.
Make sure the rake isn't binding up, the sensitivity dial is adjusted, and all related wiring is sound.
We will attack the bill acceptor later.